Everybody seem a tad nihilistic these days? Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome Stonehill College’s Professor of Sociology COREY DOLGON. Dolgon, the former president of the Association for Humanist Sociology, will be discussing his latest book- Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism’s Triumph over Democracy.
Tackling the interconnected issues of globalization, neoliberalism, and declining public institutions, Corey Dolgon argues that American citizens now accept reform policies that destroy the public sector (seemingly in the public interest) and a political culture that embraces what Stephen Colbert calls “truthiness”—a willingness to agree to arguments that feel right “in the gut” regardless of fancy science or messy facts. In a narrative that stretches from the post–Vietnam War era to the present parade of political reality TV and debates over Black Lives Matter, Dolgon dismantles US common-sense cultural discourse.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.